How easy is it to drive in Finland?

Finland has roads that are generally in good condition, with light traffic jams that are rare compared to what people from other countries are used to. However, drive along carefully as you may occasionally see a moose or another animal.

Can foreigners drive in Finland?

All driving licences issued in states recognised by Finland are valid for driving in mainland in Finland. However, the foreign driving licence is not valid for driving in Finland, if the holder was permanently living in Finland when the licence was issued.

Is it expensive to own a car in Finland?

Between 40,000 and 50,000 euros

Annual total costs of owning and operating a vehicle in this price class climb to between 2,700 and 3,300 euros per year, without depreciation. With depreciation, however, these costs jump to an average of 7,850 euros a year.

How long does it take to get your driving Licence in Finland?

Well, we’ll get there – don’t you worry about that…as for the driving test, like most American’s, you get a provisional driver’s license…in Finland, it’s at minimum 18 years old…but, from there, it’s a strict two-year process to obtain your permanent license…

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Do you need a car in Finland?

Usually, you don’t need a car in Finland, especially in small cities like Jyväskylä. One of the reasons is because the Finnish public transport is perhaps one of the best in the world. For example, you have to pay 60–100€/month to use public transport in Jyväskylä (unlimited).

How much does it cost to rent a car in Finland?

How much does it cost to rent a car in Finland? On average a rental car in Finland costs $103 per day.

Do you need an international driver’s license in Finland?

(Finland) signed (1926, 1949 and 1968 number of conventions) United Nations conventions, and it is a legal requirement for visitors to have a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) in order to rent a car and legally drive in (Finland).

How much does a drivers license cost in Finland?

A Finnish driving license can cost between 1,200 euros and 3,000 euros, once all the tuition, tests and paperwork is accounted for.

Why cars are so expensive in Finland?

Finland has an extremely high road tax, applied to all new cars or imported cars. I believe it’s because there is a lot of road to maintain here relative to the number of residents/drivers.

Can I buy a house in Finland?

Purchase by Foreigners or Non-residents

From the beginning of 2020, buyers from outside the EU and EEA need permission from the Finnish Ministry of Defence to buy real estate in Finland. However, a permit is NOT necessary when buying shares in a housing company, which is how most apartments are owned in Finland.

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What cars are made in Finland?


  • Car models produced in Uusikaupunki, Finland.
  • Saab 95.
  • Saab 96.
  • Saab 99.
  • Saab 90.
  • Saab 900 CD (Long Wheelbase Model)
  • Saab 900 Convertible.
  • Saab 9-3.
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